Interview with Billie Maverick

Describe your desk
This may seem contrary but I don't like nick-knacks. Yet, somehow a large white quartz crystal, two beanie babies and a signed book marker from the late, great female science fiction writer, Anne Macaffrey have managed to sit on my desk on a daily basis. The desk itself sits in between the kitchen and the living room. So I accommodate bodies that float from room to room by sliding back and forth out of the way. .
When did you first start writing?
I remember writing around the age of thirteen. I started seeing scenes and hearing dialogue in my mind and I started writing them down so I wouldn't go stark raving mad.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to get my name out there first to see if readers becomes interested in my books. So I decided to use the back door sort to speak to becoming a well known published writer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To create a story that takes people away from their ordinary lives; to lose themselves in my worlds.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember Skye O'Malley by Beatrice Small as being a most influential book. A romance novel which had a strong, passionate, powerful, influential female character that I've ever read about. I wanted to write stories with strong women in it. Beatrice Smalls writing of historical romances is phenomenal.
How do you approach cover design?
I used 99designs and created a contest to make for me a cover for my book, 'The Drenching'. I already had a picture of the main character in my mind. So I just led the artists towards my vision.
What do you read for pleasure?
science fiction, fantasy. Dean Koontz, Anne Perry, Amanda Quick,
Who are your favorite authors?
Dean Koontz, the late Anne Macaffrey, Rebecca Brandewyne, Anne Perry, Beatrice Small, and the late great Octavia Butler.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Looking up information about interesting subjects and stories that gained my attention. Researching next book, catching up with my TV show recordings, going to drive-ins, playing 1st shooter video games,..
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read articles, stories or bios of people and especially writers.
Published 2014-05-12.
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Books by This Author

The Drenching
Series: The Drenching - Alyx Jade Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 139,660. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An anomaly appears over the Montana plains giving ordinary humans incredible powers while descending them painfully into madness. And a strange, young girl running from a mad man’s schemes maybe the only one capable of saving the world. Now if she could remember how to do it before the inhabitants of the planet goes permanently insane